FRWA eNews
April 6, 2018
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2018 Florida/Alabama Joint Conference

May 15-16, 2018
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Road 
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407 
800.874.8686
The 2018 Florida Alabama Joint Training and Technical Conference is less than a month away on May 15-16, 2018.  This year's event will be held at the beautiful Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama City Beach. The tentative agenda was mailed this week.  If you haven't recieved your copy,  click here for a complete agenda.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers while enjoying great training. Our Exhibit Hall will offer a chance to see the latest technology that the industry has to offer. At the end of the day, you can relax with your friends and enjoy the Annual Seafood Boil

If you would like to exhibit, the information is available on our website by clicking  here.

The reservation cut off date is April 10, 2018.  Be sure to mention the Florida Rural Water Association or the code 1OV7Q5 tio take advantage of the reduced rate.  Reserve your room today online by clicking the link below    https://www.resortcollection.com/edgewater-beach-resort or by calling 800.874.8686. There will also be a one time charge to those staying at the Edgewater of $10.00 for parking. This charge covers your entire stay.

Complete information is available on  the FRWA  website at  http://www.frwa.net/floridaalabama.html .

National News
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2018 Atlantic hurricane outlook: 4 U.S. impacts predicted amid another active season After a devastating hurricane season for the United States in 2017, forecasters are predicting a near normal to slightly above-normal year with between 12 to 15 tropical storms.  more

Hurricane Maria recovery: Local company pumps up Puerto Rico It started with an urgent Friday-night phone call from the Army Corps of Engineers to Thompson Pump in Central Florida. more
State News
State DEP celebrates April as Springs Protection Awareness Month  Florida is home to more large freshwater springs than any other state in the nation. In recognition of their environmental, recreational and economic importance, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is proud to celebrate April as Springs Protection Awareness Month. more

Hathaway water line removal could greatly boost cost However, County Manager Bob Majka said the work will be funded through the county's wholesale water system reserves, not rate hikes. more

Polk City voters approve utility amendment Voters in Polk City have decided they want a say over the future sale, lease, trade or give-away of a water or wastewater utility system. more

Gulf Breeze approves $17.6 million to expand wastewater treatment plant Anticipating a future need, the Gulf Breeze City Council on Monday approved $17.6 million for four major projects to expand its wastewater treatment plant. more

Save rural Florida. Here's how to do it.  Last week in Bartow I sat through an entire day of presentations by Florida farmers and ranchers looking to sell a conservation easement (essentially, the development rights) to the state through the Rural and Family Lands Program, one of the primary land conservation programs in our state. more

JEA pilot program plans to turn sewage water into drinking water  "In the next 12 to 18 months, we're working on a process, in partnership with the state, where we'll truly be reclaiming water from our sewer plants,"  more

Hurricane Irma lingers with expensive toll from big washout in Mount Dora  Hurricane Irma - the gift from Mother Nature that keeps on giving to the grateful people of Lake County. Or not.  more

2 Jacksonville council members want JEA sale talk to end  After weeks of sometimes heated discussions about the idea of selling JEA to a private company, two Jacksonville City Council members plan to introduce a resolution to end the debate by going on the record against the sale. more

Opinion: Should lagoon sales tax be spent on sewage infrastructure?  With a name like Vinnie you'd be correct in assuming I grew up in a typical Italian family with food at the center of everything. more
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2970 Wellington Circle
Tallahassee FL 32309
850.668.2746